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Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards - $3,000 in Prizes

Creative Writing Contest

The Larry McMurtry Prize in Fiction $1,000

The Max Apple Prize in Nonfiction $1,000

The Susan Wood Prize in Poetry $1,000

Overview

Fondren Library’s annual Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards honor Rice undergraduates who show exceptional literary promise in the genres of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The awards will be given every spring.

Contest Rules

1.) Currently enrolled undergraduates may submit in as many genres as they’d like within the following page limits: one short story up to twenty pages double-spaced 12pt Times New Roman font, one piece of creative nonfiction up to twenty pages double-spaced 12pt Times New Roman font, up to five poems not to exceed ten pages total.

2.) Submissions must be original literary works and students must be the sole author of their submissions.

3.) Each submission (in each genre) must include a cover page with your name, email, phone, and your submission’s genre. Please number all pages of your submission.

4.) The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017.

 Questions? Please contact Joe Goetz ( jeg3@rice.edu)

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